Currently we have two books available for purchase!

 

Acting for Freedom

Cover_Acting_for_FreedomActing for Freedom: Nominated for a Canadian Authors Association award! The Canadian Civil Liberties Association celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with this overview of its activities–sometimes quiet and sometimes strident–as a watchdog and safeguard for Canadians and their rights as citizens. Through a series of discussions and interviews, a picture of Canada over the last half-century evolves. From the Charter of Freedoms to life and death matters such as abortion and the death penalty through to public security vs. the right to privacy. A fascinating look at the civil rights many of us take for granted. $25.00 Buy it here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the barricades

At the barricadesAt the BarricadesBest known as General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, a position he held for over 40 years, A. Alan Borovoy was at the centre of many of the most profound and difficult public debates of last half century. In At the Barricades, Borovoy reflects on the events that have shaped the Canadian political legal landscape from the Cold War of the 1950s and 60s to the “war on terrorism” in the 21st century. Along the way he provides a first-hand account of Québec’s FLQ crisis of 1970, the protests regarding the abortion controversy, the battles over free speech, hate speech, and pornography, and the struggles to protect the rights of Aboriginal peoples, the economically disadvantaged, and victims of police misconduct. This book recounts the life of an activist; always principled and compassionate, usually controversial, often very funny, and never dull. It should be read by anyone who is interested in how we got to where we are today and concerned about where we are going. $30 Buy it here!